First phase of Mantua project to have 222 homes

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The Mantua project officially broke ground earlier this month on its development with a ceremony that was combined with a ribbon cutting.
The first phase of the development is being called Mantua Point and is on the north side of the property, which parallels U.S. Highway 75. This portion is inside Grayson County, but the entire Mantua project sits in both Van Alstyne in Grayson County and Anna in Collin County.

Michael Hanschen, senior managing director of the owner and developer, Risland US Holdings LLC, said they plan to begin building model homes in the summer of 2020, with new home sales expected to start shortly afterward. This first phase, Hanschen said, will have 222 single-family residential homes on varying lot sizes.
The overall plans, Hanschen said, are for 25 miles of off-road hiking and biking trails interweaving the entire development, an amenity center for all, a community-centric facility, children’s pool and hangout area, with a live, work and play environment throughout. This could include music festivals, an expansion of the current lake, and seasonal events such as entertainment in the parks. Hanschen said a dog park “for the all the Mantua pups” would also be included.
Representatives from Van Alstyne’s Chamber of Commerce, Community Development Corporation, city officials and business owners took part in the groundbreaking and were treated to gourmet food and beverages.